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Livesey, Margot

Overview
Works: 41 works in 236 publications in 9 languages and 11,107 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Chick lit  Didactic fiction  Instructional and educational works  Essays 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4664, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Margot Livesey
 
Most widely held works by Margot Livesey
The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet
The house on Fortune Street : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how luck-- good and bad-- plays a vital role in our lives, and how the search for truth can prove a dangerous undertaking
Criminals : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a man picks up an abandoned baby in a bus station and gives it to his childless sister. It's illegal, but she decides to keep it. What they don't realize is that the baby is bait in a scheme to extort money. By the author of Homework
Mercury : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family life and security of a Boston optometrist is shattered by his wife's growing obsession with a beautiful thoroughbred horse and her dreams of becoming a serious competitor
Eva moves the furniture by Margot Livesey( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of Eva McEwen's birth, six magpies congregate in the apple tree outside the window--a bad omen, according to Scottish legend. That night, Eva's mother dies, leaving her to be raised by her aunt and heartsick father in their small Scottish town. As a child, Eva is often visited by two companions--a woman and a girl--invisible to everyone else save her. As she grows, their intentions become increasingly unclear: Do they wish to protect or harm her?
Banishing Verona by Margot Livesey( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verona and Zeke fall instantly in love, but since they both have complications in their lives, Verona leaves less than twenty-four hours later
The missing world : a novel by Margot Livesey( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Replete with compelling characters and an extravagant plot, this novel of memory and redemption weaves together four separate quests for love and truth in a manner both thrilling and, ultimately, revealing about the imperfections of human nature
Homework by Margot Livesey( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celia Gilchrist believes that she has found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with him and his young daughter, Jenny, things begin to go menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, and small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations
The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel by Margot Livesey( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming a life of hardship and loneliness, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands where she faces her biggest challenge yet
Learning by heart by Margot Livesey( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercury : a novel by Margot Livesey( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taut emotional thriller about love, obsession and the secrets that pull a family apart. Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury-a gorgeous young racehorse-enters their lives and everything changes. Viv's friend Hilary has inherited Mercury from her brother after his mysterious death-he was riding Mercury late one afternoon and the horse returned to the stables alone. When Hilary first brings Mercury to board at the stables everyone there is struck by his beauty and prowess, particularly Viv. As she rides him, Viv dreams of competing with Mercury, rebuilding the ambitions of grandeur that she held for herself before moving to the suburbs. But her daydreams soon morph into consuming desire, and her infatuation with the thoroughbred quickly escalates to obsession. By the time Donald understands the change that has come over Viv, it is too late to stop the impending fate that both their actions have wrought for them and their loved ones. A beautifully crafted, riveting novel about the ways in which relationships can be disrupted and, ultimately, destroyed by obsession, secrets and ever-escalating lies
Writing about literature : an anthology for reading and writing( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultivation of native plants by Margot Livesey( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concerning the propagation and cultivation of native plants in Western Australia."
Thalia book club( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back by popular demand, novelists Siri Hustvedt (The Blazing World, March 2014), Jennifer Egan (Pulitzer Prize-winner for A Visit from the Goon Squad) and Margot Livesey (The Flight of Gemma Hardy), the trio that has brought Middlemarch, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina and The Portrait of a Lady to life at past events in this series, revisit Virginia Woolf's classic
Tous des criminels by Margot Livesey( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les toilettes d'une gare routière, Ewan découvre un bébé qui semble abandonné. Il prend l'enfant avec lui, quand le car klaxonne le départ. Il part avec l'enfant. Arrivé chez sa soeur en Ecosse, il lui confie le bébé en lui demandant d'appeler la police. Elle n'en fait rien. Le père, un voyou, délaissant son bébé le temps de boire une bière, fait chanter Ewan et sa soeur, devenus kidnappeurs
Criminals : a novel by Margot Livesey( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disturbing letter from his sister Maggie, sends an uptight middle-aged London banker to Scotland to see her. Along the way he discovers a baby girl abandoned in a bus station restroom, and takes her along with him. When Maggie conspires to keep the baby, she and her brother find themselves in murkey legal and moral waters
Unification of A + C-terms (bags) and A + C + I-terms (sets) by Margot Livesey( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden machinery : essays on writing by Margot Livesey( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Hidden Machinery, critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey offers a masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it. Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essay, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of literature and to our own individual experiences. Her essays range in subject matter from navigating the shoals of research to creating characters that walk off the page, from how Flaubert came to write his first novel to how Jane Austen subverted romance in her last one. As much at home on your nightstand as it is in the classroom, The Hidden Machinery will become a book readers and writers return to over and over again."
The mill on the floss by George Eliot( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the joys and sorrows of Maggie, her quarrels with Tom and her father's sympathy for his "little wench."
Castle Nowhere; lake country sketches by Constance Fenimore Woolson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The house on Fortune Street : a novel
Alternative Names
Livesey, Florence Margot 1953-

Margot Livesey Novelist, short story writer, essayist

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Criminals : a novelEva moves the furnitureBanishing VeronaThe missing world : a novelHomeworkThe mill on the flossCastle Nowhere; lake country sketches